An F/A-18 mission support aircraft shadows NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP during a functional check flight in restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Flight Research Center on Dec. 9, 2009. The flight included an evaluation of the aircraft's systems, including engines, flight controls and communication. Credit: NASA / Jim Ross Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Crew of U.S.S. Macon inside Hangar One with Macon dirigible on June 6, 1934. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy Topic: Hangar One Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_73.html
› View Landing Video Space shuttle Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end the STS-126 mission, completing its 16-day journey of over 6.6 million miles in space. Image credit: NASA/Tony Landis Nov. 30, 2008 Topics: Endeavour, landing, STS-126, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-126,... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/08-11-30-1.html
Circa 1934 photo of Hangar One with the dirigible U.S.S. Macon. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: Hangar One, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_15.html
Young and old alike came out to Moffett Field on Aug. 1 to get a closer look at our lunar neighbor. The event was hosted by NASA's LCROSS mission and the NASA Lunar Science Institute in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. Topics: What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), What -- Moon Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/Moon_view_iotw.html
Reeves Electronic Analog Computer (REAC), Ames' first electronic computing machine, was acquired in 1949 to perform control simulation analysis. Photo Credit: NASA Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/reeves.html
Artist: Ken Hodges Galileo Probe descending into Jupiters Atmosphere shows heat shield separation with parachute deployed, as it "hangs on the shrouds" and samples the atmosphere of the largest planet in the solar system and key moment in the flight of Galileo. The probe will enter the sunlit side of Jupiter's atmosphere and provide the first direct sampling of the planet's atmosphere. Jet Propulsion Laboratory has over-all management responsibility for Galileo. NASA's Ames Research... Topics: What -- Galileo, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
Artist: Rick Guidice Pioneer 10 Crosses the Asteriod Belt: If spacecraft are to visit the outer Solar System, they must cross the asteroid belt between Mars and Jpiter. The Pioneer mission was faced with the question of just how dangerous this astroid belt would be to a spacecraft passing throught it. Note: used in NASA SP-349 "Pioneer Odyssey - Encounter with a Giant" fig. 1-24 and SP-446 " Pioneer - First to Jupiter, Saturn, and Beyond" fig 1-24 Topics: What -- Pioneer 10, What -- Mars
External Tank 130 arrives in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ET 130, which will be used on the Hubble servicing mission, STS-125, will be moved into a high bay for checkout. Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller Dec. 4, 2008 Topics: Hubble, external tank, space shuttle, What -- STS-125, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where --... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/08-12-4.html
In the upper levels of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery is moved toward high bay 3 where the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters are already stacked on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is set to launch on mission STS-119 carrying the final starboard truss, S6, in the assembly of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller Jan. 8, 2009 Topics: Discovery, STS-119, launch, space shuttle, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/09-01-08.html
This is a single crystal, about 6 cm tall, purity grade 99.99% that NASA Ames Research Center's Friedemann Freund grew in the early 1980s. There are tiny bubbles in the center of this large crystal that Freund infused into the crystal. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: Crystal, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/crystal.html
NASA's Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, in California’s Silicon Valley. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics selected Ames to be its second aeronautical research laboratory on Dec. 20, 1939. Ames became part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) when that agency was formed in 1958. This shot shows NASA Ames' Building 17, which houses the NASA Lunar Science Institute with Hangar One in background at sunrise on Dec. 2, 2011. Photo Credit: NASA... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2011/iotw/ames_lawn_hangar_one.html
Dan Andrews (left), LCROSS project manager, and John Schreiner, Mission Operations Manager, shake hands after confirmation the LCROSS spacecraft successfully impacted its target crater on the moon. Image credit: Eric James / NASA Ames Topics: What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), What -- Crater, What -- Moon Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/LCROSS_MOCR_1.html
Riding atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Endeavour touches down on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Dec. 12, 2008 Topics: Endeavour, landing, STS-126, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-126,... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/08-12-12-1.html
Ames Earth Resources project U-2 aircraft shot this oblique image off the coast of California, USA in 1972. The Golden Gate is in the foreground. As the image looks out across California the blue spot at the top enter is Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- California, Where -- Nevada Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/earth_resources_project.html
Artist: unknown (JPL) Saturn Voyager Mission Artwork depicts the spacecraft's path on it's journey to Saturn as it passed above the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and around Jupiter. Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Voyager, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Photographer : JPL This global view of the surface of Venus is centered at 270 degrees east longitude. Magellan synthetic aperture radar mosaics from the first cycle of Magellan mapping are mapped onto a computer-simulated globe to create this image. Data gaps are filled with Pioneer-Venus orbiter data, or a constant mid-range value. Simulated color is used to inhance small-scale structure. The simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft. Topics: What -- Venus, What -- Magellan, What -- Pioneer Venus Orbiter, What -- Venera 13, Where -- Jet...
Yuri's night will be at NASA Ames Research Center on April 10, 2010. This guest came in costume to a previous Yuri's night event. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Paul Langston Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/silver_guy.html
Space shuttle Discovery is silhouetted against Florida's pre-dawn, cloud-streaked sky as it makes the slow 3.4-mile trek to Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle travels atop the mobile launcher platform, which is moved by the massive crawler-transporter beneath. Discovery is targeted to launch on mission STS-119 to the International Space Station in February. During Discovery's 14-day mission, the crew will install the final truss segment and its solar arrays to the starboard side of the station. The... Topics: Discovery, space shuttle, STS-119, rollout, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/09-01-14.html
Test pilot Lawrence A. Clousing climbs into his Lockheed P-80 aircraft for a test flight at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, Calif. Image Credit: NACA Topics: Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- Moffet Field Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/clousing.html
Developed at NASA Ames Research Center in the 1980s, the AX-5 high pressure, zero prebreathe hard suit was developed. It achieved mobility through a constant volume, using a hard metal / composite rigid exoskeleton design. Photo Credit: NASA Topic: Where -- Ames Research Center ARC Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/ax_5_astronaut.html
Photographer: N/A Pioneer F/G Plaque: Pioneer 10 the first spacecraft to leave our solar system carries a message to other worlds. The plaque was designed by Drs. Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, the artwork was prepared by Linda Salzman Sagan. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: What -- Pioneer 10
Date: April 28, 1940 NACA Photographer Arriving Engineers were John Parsons and Ferril Nickle (January 29, 1940) They were the first permanent members of the laboratory's staff on site. Other early arrivals from Langley were: Carlton Bioletti, March 1; Arthur B. Freeman, March 2; Edward R. Sharp, March 11; Manie G Poole, March 11; H. Julian Allen, April 13; Geroge E. Bulifant, April 17; Howard W. Krischbaum, April 29; and John P. Houston, April 29. Russ Robinson on-site representative of the...
The anniversary of the Oakland fire storm was this week. As a precursor to Ikhana, a C-130 flight was used by firefighters to ''see'' through the smoke and better direct their efforts. This image calls out landmarks within the fire region. Image specifics are as follows. This data was acquired by the NASA C-130B Earth Resources Survey aircraft flying at 6,000 ft. mean sea level at 10:26 a. m. on October 21, 1991. The sensor used was the NS001 Thermatic Mapper Simulator, with a ground resolution... Topic: What -- Earth Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/491424main_oakland_fire_full.jpg